Gulf Coast Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its the first-ever entirely virtual Gulf Coast Board Institute. Through interactive videoconferencing, the foundation will deliver the same nonprofit board-governance training as in past sessions but, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, make it accessible to participants from the safety of their own homes or offices.
Board members selected for the Board Institute will participate in half-day training experiences on four consecutive Tuesdays from Oct. 6 to 27 through via Zoom. Topics will include fundamentals of nonprofit board governance, financial and legal oversight responsibilities, and how to create a highly functioning and engaged board. Gulf Coast provides all training and resources at no cost to participants in exchange for their commitment to serve as advocates for good board governance in current and future nonprofit board roles. Applicants must be currently active board members at a nonprofit in the region to be considered. Because of the intense demand for this high-quality training opportunity, applicants also must sign a commitment that they will attend all four days of training if selected.